49ers open exhibition season vs Cowboys at Levi's Stadium


49ers open exhibition season vs Cowboys at Levi's Stadium

The 49ers will open their exhibition season against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium, the NFL announced Wednesday.

The dates and times for the team’s four exhibition games will be announced at a later date, but the first game will take place from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13.

Here is the 49ers’ complete exhibition schedule:
Week 1 (Aug. 9-13): vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 2 (Aug. 16-20): at Houston Texans
Week 3 (Aug. 23-27): at Indianapolis Colts
Week 4: vs. LA Chargers (Aug. 30): vs. L.A. Chargers

The 49ers and Chargers have played in the exhibition season 32 consecutive years. This will be the 16th time in 17 years the club have faced each other in the final tuneup game.

Richard Sherman: The Seahawks 'lost their way; it's as simple as that'


Richard Sherman: The Seahawks 'lost their way; it's as simple as that'

How does Richard Sherman really feel about the Seahawks?

Well, you don't have to wonder.

The 49ers cornerback pretty much laid it all out there to Robert Klemko of the MMQB.

“They’ve lost their way. It’s as simple as that. They’ve just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up.

"When we were rolling it was an environment for pure competitors. When it becomes something else, then it’s more difficult to thrive in, and I think that’s what was tough on Earl (Thomas), that’s what was tough on a lot of guys. But I think as it kind of progressed, you start seeing the writing on the wall.

"You’re like, ‘Not only are they probably moving in a different direction,’ but it’s like, ‘Ah, well, I kind of want to move in a different direction, too.’ So it happens like that. All great things must come to an end, I guess.

“I’m not even going to worry about it now. I’ve got bigger fish to fry.”

Sherman isn't worried about what happened and is happening in Seattle, but back in March he made it clear that one of the reasons he signed with the 49ers was because of the opportunity to face the Seahawks twice per season.

The 49ers play in Seattle on Dec. 2 and host the Seahawks on Dec. 16.

Marcus Allen calls T.O.'s decision to skip Hall of Fame ceremony 'mind-boggling'

Marcus Allen calls T.O.'s decision to skip Hall of Fame ceremony 'mind-boggling'

Former Raiders running back Marcus Allen knows a thing or two about the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

August marks 15 years since his induction, which came six years after his retirement from the NFL. He told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kelli Johnson and Monte Poole during The Happy Hour on Friday that the honor's meaning was "hard to put into words."

Consider Allen surprised, then, that soon-to-be-inducted Terrell Owens will skip the ceremony in Canton, OH on August 4. 

"It's mind-boggling to me because I think there is no greater platform in the football world than the Hall of Fame to really sort of say 'thank you' to all the people that have helped you get there," Allen said from the American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe. 

"No man's an island. We didn't get there by ourselves," Allen continued. "My father [introduced me] and I wanted the world to know who supported me [along the way]."

Allen added that he thinks Owens will regret the decision in the long run. 

The former 49ers wide receiver will commemorate his induction on August 4 with a speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at 3:17 p.m. CT (1:17 p.m. PT), hours before the festivities in Canton. The Hall of Fame won't mention Owens at the ceremony, but will maill him his gold jacket that day.